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Ventricular End-Systolic Pressure Volume Relations

  • Kiichi Sagawa
  • Kenji Sunagawa
  • W. Lowell Maughan

Abstract

Around the turn of the century, Otto Frank [1] represented contraction of the ventricle as a loop trajectory that relates its instantaneous pressure (P) to its instantaneous volume (V) in the pressure-volume plane. This representation of the cardiac cycle came to be called the pressure-volume loop diagram, as shown in figure 4–1.

Keywords

Stroke Volume Left Ventricular Pressure Contractile State Volume Axis Isolate Canine Heart 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiichi Sagawa
    • 1
  • Kenji Sunagawa
  • W. Lowell Maughan
  1. 1.The Departments of Biomedical Engineering and MedicineThe Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimoreUSA

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